It’s finally here, the GW we’ve been waiting for and its multitude of “doubles”. After carefully planning our wildcard teams (loading up on Everton and Liverpool players among other things) and miserably failing for most of us in GW33, now is the time to shine. Despite the number of teams playing twice, not many obvious captain options are to be found: Liverpool players are rotating like musical chairs, Everton is super inconsistent, City is playing 2 games away where they seem to struggle, West Ham is playing the watertight Leicester in one of its games…Let’s look at the top 3
1. Alexis Sanchez
It’s been a long time since the Chilean made it to the top 3. But with two home games against Palace and West Brom combined with a return to form (3 goals and 2 assists in the last 4), he definitely deserves it. Ozil is also a good option if you decided to stick with him and not spend the extra cash on Sanchez. After a dry spell of 4 games he surfaced back last week to score a goal in the derby against West Ham.
The pros: good form, attacking midfielder, double game week with very good fixtures at home
The cons: Arsenal has so many players capable of scoring, someone might still the show
2. Anthony Martial
Fixtures, fixtures, fixtures. United is playing Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at home: what more can you ask for? Form I guess, which is not the case for Martial. He only scored 1 goal in the last 6 games.
The pros: fixtures, will lead Man United’s attack
The cons: form
3. Sergio Aguero
Aguero is Aguero, hence always a good shout (seemingly). He’s playing away though and he had a tough game against PSG earlier in the week. I was going to put KDB instead of him but I’m not sure the Belgian midfielder is going to play both games (after a stellar performance in the ECL). As a matter of fact, is Sergio going to play 180 minutes? Not so obvious…
The pros: he’s Sergio Aguero, the best striker in the EPL when in form
The cons: City is likely to focus on the ECL now, two away games
David De Gea
It may come as a surprise to see a goalkeeper in this article…but just look at the fixtures! Despite conceding 3 away at White Heart Lane last week, the Red Devils have been extremely solid when it comes to defense, especially at home. Three clean sheets in the last 4 games is an amazing record. De Gea is the only nailed on player in their defense alongside Smalling and he earned bonus points in 2 of these 3 clean sheets. If you don’t trust the attack, you might as well bet on the defense.
The pros: United has been performing very well defensively, great fixtures at home
The cons: always dangerous to bet on clean sheets, conceded 3 to Spurs in the last game
Thanks guys. Hope this has helped!